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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

DIY Christmas Ornament – Baby’s First

I want to save as many of my son's special memories as possible, but don't want to just tuck them away in a box that will just get dusty and so this not-so-crafty mom decided to try to make a Christmas ornament out of some of those special things and although I'm craft challenged, it was a huge success!

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Black Friday: Five Secrets to Finding Amazing Deals

There was a time that I lived for it Black Friday shopping. I’d take a late evening nap on Thanksgiving so I could get up at 11pm to be at the outlets at 12am to scoop up the best deals...

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credit: iStockphoto

Good News Monday: Win Cash Everyday in November With 98.1 The Hawk

It's Good News Monday I know if you're a New York Giant, Jet or Met fan, it may not feel like it. But wouldn't $1,000 brighten up your day? GOOD NEWS, you have 2 chances to win today!

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The Best Time to Go to Bed

I can't remember the last time that I got an entire night of uninterrupted sleep. It's definitely been more than a year and these days, it's not because of being in my third trimester of pregnancy and miserable, but because of my adorable little boy who randomly wakes up through the night, laughing every 15 minutes or so.

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Photodisc

How to Protect Your Car From Halloween Tricksters

Halloween is just a week from today and if you have to park on the street, realistically there’s a chance your car will get hit with eggs or other gooey, mystery substances that can do serious damage to the paint.

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Keep Your Pumpkin Longer

Here's hoping you are enjoying a brisk cold weekend in the Southern Tier.  Driving around today, I notice a lot of families picking out their pumpkin today at various road side stands, stores and pumpkin farms.  My mom would always insist that my brother and sisters wait until the last minute to carve our pumpkins but now you don't have to wait, as I'll tell you how to make that Halloween pumpkin last longer.

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ThinkStock

Six Interesting Uses for Vodka

Believe it or not, vodka has a lot of uses beyond being an alcoholic drink. The alcohol is also good for green cleaning, as medicine and much more...

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iStock

How to Keep Your Kids From Getting Sick on Halloween Candy

It was Halloween 1984. I was a ballerina because as most little girls are at some point in their little lives, I was on a hardcore ballerina kick. As I walked from house to house collecting Halloween candy, I'd sneak my hand into my pillow case and pluck out a piece or two and pop it into my mouth. By the time I got home, I had the worst stomach ache of my life.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Zucchini Pancakes [RECIPE]

If you've got a garden, it doesn't matter how closely you watch your zucchini. You can turn your head to sneeze and turn back only to find they've magically grown to mammoth sizes.

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College Dorm Room Hacks [WATCH]

It's that time of year again when college is just about back in session. Move in day at Binghamton University is this Thursday, August 27th through Friday, August 28th and classes start on the 31st.

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John Davison
John Davison

How To Save Your Garden Seeds

Saving seed from year to year is easier than you think.  Not only does it save you money but I find it's a great way to ensure the same great crop the following year or should I say years to come.

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Tom Ervin, Getty Images
Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Today is World Mosquito Day

Today is World Mosquito Day.  In 1897, the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission was discovered by Sir Ronald Ross. It's to raise awareness about the causes of malaria and malaria prevention.

My family seems to get eaten alive by mosquitoes but not me. I wonder why?

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Facebook

Tomato Garden Killer Alert for Southern Tier

Once again, I started my tomato plants from seed in April and if you're plants are nice and healthy looking right now, be aware, that may not be the case around harvest time. Now is the time to spray and protect them if you want tomatoes because the late blight is here.

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Photo: Liane-Matrisch
Photo: Liane-Matrisch

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

It’s no secret that I’m not much of a summer person (fall is more my thing), but one thing I do love about this time of year is breaking out the grill...

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